What is webPD?

Featuring an ever-growing library of seminar-style professional development videos, webPD is a trusted source of on-demand literacy training for K-12 teachers.

"It was so engaging and informative. Kristina...guided the lessons at a great pace. Not too much, not too little. There were tons of AWESOME IDEAS, TOO!" ~D. Newman (New Haven, IN)

"Learned so much that I am able to implement in my lessons the very next day. Nothing could be better than practical, useful PD. Thank you for really understanding beginning writers." ~ W. Baker (Darien, IL)

"My staff and I enjoy the useful tools and ideas that can be applied in the classroom. Also, Kristina's energy and fun attitude make the lesson engaging and interesting." ~ M. Vandermark (Danville, IN)


Smekens Education: Literacy experts


Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of staff development and professional resources to K-12 schools in the Midwest and beyond. Specializing in the areas of reading and writing, our literacy training team is best known for showing teachers how to apply research-based literacy strategies in ways that are practical and effective. 

For nearly a decade, Smekens Education has been supporting schools with customized on-site professional development and regional workshops. Now, with the addition of webPD, Smekens training is accessible on-demand through an ever-growing selection of professional development videos. 

Our online bookstore, The Literacy Store (www.TheLiteracyStore.com), features thousands of titles, including professional books, children’s books, and other classroom resources.

If you'd like to learn more about what Smekens Education can do for your school, visit our website or contact Brady Smekens, Director of Professional Development, to find out how we can customize a professional development plan for your school.